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What horse meds are in your refrig/pantry?

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  • What horse meds are in your refrig/pantry?

    Noticed tonight that I have a jug of Regu-mate, bottle of Naxcel, and a container of Estrumate in the refrigerator. I'm sure my pantry has some DMSO, biosponge, and other odds and ends, including staples of bute/banamine. The latter two get regular use and rotation, but how long do you keep the other stuff? Seriously, how long does a jug of Regu-mate last (as expensive as it is, I don't want to just toss it--but what is the expiration of such things)? (Perhaps there is an expiration date on it, but I guess I didn't note it.) Anyway, I thought it would be fun to have you all check YOUR refrigerators and pantries to see if the horse meds took more space than your OJ and canned beans.

  • #2
    Ace (injectable and powder)
    Azium--one packet that's probably expired
    Dormosedan Gel
    Reserpine (just ordered a big bottle, haven't gotten it yet)
    Tetanus booster

    Usually when the vet comes out for spring or fall shots I go through my stash and chuck whatever's expired and get new stuff from him, or it reminds me to order it myself.
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    • #3
      If your Naxcel has been in there more than a week- its no good anymore. You can toss it and have a little more room in the fridge.


      • #4
        Gentamicin Eye Drops
        Assorted needles and syringes

        The less sensitive but more staple type of meds/items are in the cabinet at the barn. I actually have a small fridge down there but it's older so I keep the banamine and such in the house fridge.
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        • #5
          I used to always have

          antihistimine (ephedrine and antihistimine)
          reserpine actually have some expired though

          now I only have previcoxx. vet is five minutes away


          • #6
            Chloramphenicol ointment
            BNP ointment

            I won't mention the list of stuff I have for the dogs


            • #7
              Originally posted by pharmgirl View Post
              I won't mention the list of stuff I have for the dogs
              and cats. I have vaccines; droncit; depomedrol; metrinidazole; ivermectin; terramycin; amoxcillin; ringer's lactate; KMR..... you get the idea.
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              • #8
                wow. I'm surprised at all of the reserpine. Why would you keep it on hand for emergencies? As I understand it, it's more of a long-term tranquilizer, so wouldn't ace be more appropriate in emergency situations?


                • #9
                  I don't keep reserpine for emergencies (that's what the Ace and dormosedan gel are for) but have a horse on stall rest that is about to get put on it.
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                  • #10
                    I guess I should have stated that some of this is leftover from another time where I used it (reserpine was from when my horse was on stall rest, for example). I just still have it on the off chance that his accident prone self breaks again and gets put back in a stall 24/7!


                    • #11
                      I had a really good clean out a couple of months ago (fridge broke terminally, so no choice ) and ditched a bunch of stuff, but I still have Adequan in there for horse use, and then there's the cat's megacolon meds, which are mostly human meds... Visitors must think one of us has the most horrible constipation issues.

                      The rest of my meds are in a designated cabinet in the laundry room.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                        I don't keep reserpine for emergencies (that's what the Ace and dormosedan gel are for) but have a horse on stall rest that is about to get put on it.
                        I hope it works for your horse. Made my horse more wild. Good luck!